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Bozenna Janina Pasik-Duncan

College of Liberal Arts and Sciences - Mathematics
Courtesy Proffessor EECS and AE
Investigator, ITTC
Primary office:
Snow Hall, room #503
University of Kansas
1460 Jayhawk Blvd
Lawrence, KS 66045-7594


Bozenna Pasik-Duncan received her Master's degree in Mathematics from University of Warsaw in 1970, and her Ph.D. and D.Sc. (Habilitation) degrees in Mathematics from the Warsaw School of Economics in 1978 and 1986 respectively. She is a Professor of Mathematics, a Courtesy Professor of both EECS and AE, and an ITTC Investigator at the University of Kansas. Her research interests are primarily in stochastic systems and stochastic adaptive control, system identification and estimation, and control education as a field that spans science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education.

Dr. Pasik-Duncan is actively involved with IEEE CSS and currently serves as Deputy Chair of the IEEE CSS Technical Committee on Control Education. She has been the CSS Vice-President of Member Activities, the IEEE CSS Liaison to IEEE WIE, an Associate Editor and Associate Editor at Large of the IEEE Transactions on Automatic Control, Chair of the Standing Committees on Assistance of Engineers at Risk and International Affairs, and Founder and First Chair of the WiC Group. Dr. Pasik-Duncan is also associated with the IFAC as Chair of the IFAC Technical Committee on Control Education and currently serves on the IFAC Technical Board and IFAC Awards Committee. She is the Program Director of the SIAM Activity Group on Control and Systems Theory and was formerly involved with SIAM in several other capacities.

Dr. Pasik-Duncan is an IFAC Fellow, an IEEE Fellow, Distinguished Member of the CSS, and a recipient of the IEEE Third Millennium Medal. She has received many awards, including the Kemper Award, H.O.P.E Award, L. Hay Award, Steeples Service to Kansas Award and is a member of the KU Women's Hall of Fame. She served on the Friends of the Lied Center Board and currently serves on the SMA Academic Program Advisory Board. She is Founder and Faculty Advisor to the AWM Student Chapter at KU, Founder and Coordinator of the MAM / Outreach Program, and faculty advisor for the NSF GK-12 Program at KU.


D.Sc. (Habilitation Doctorate Degree), Mathematical Statistics and Stochastic Adaptive Control, Warsaw School of Economics

Ph.D., Stochastic Processes, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH)

Diploma, Education, Warsaw School of Economics

M.Sc., Numerical Analysis, Warsaw University


Currently my research interests are stochastic systems and control, stochastic processes, stochastic adaptive control, stochastic theory, mathematical statistics, the relation between statistics and control theory, mathematics of finance, manufacturing systems, control in telecommunication, epilepsy, as well as biomedicine, biostatistics, biophysics, bioinformatics and mathematics education at all levels, in particular and Integrating research, teaching and learning and promoting importance of good communication and good writing in math.

Research Interests

  • Probability
  • Statistics
  • Stochastic Control

Events Calendar

Using Math

CTE course transformation grant helps Emily Witt, assistant professor of math, develop active learning with student groups in calculus.  Positive results using modules developed with Justin Lyle and Amanda Wilkens, math graduate students, were attained.  Read more

Math and COVID-19: Sources on how math is being used to track the virus and its spread.  AMS link.

A mathematician-musician's breakthrough melds East, West. Read more.

Researcher's innovative approach to flood mapping support emergency management and water officials. Read more.

Nicole Johnson found a way to express her baton twirling using math. See video.